The following chart provides the dates when the New Testament books were written.In the cases in which historians disagree on the date, we have identified the prominent historians who support the earliest and lastest possible dates.It describes why the book of Daniel should be considered a product of the early Persian era and not the much later Maccabean period.The book contains a discussion of how the Hebrew language changed during the Old Testament era, and how this can be used to help date the books of the Old Testament.Take the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible), also known as the Torah (from the Hebrew word for “the Law”).The text itself makes no claims to be written by Moses.
I soon began to suspect he was all too eager to debunk leading historians, especially regarding the authorship and dates for Genesis and Exodus.
King Nebuchadnezzer placed Daniel (among others) in his service, and had them trained.
This section tells of the persecutions that Daniel and his friends undergo, and also of the high positions that Daniel attains.
This book is the best I've ever seen on this subject. As I read through the book I carefully underlined key observations, facts and conclusions, and entered notes of my own, interacting with almost every page.
The indexes and references are extensive and quite useful.